Civil Rights in Champaign County: A Panel Discussion from the Past

Mon, January 18, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, January 18

CIVIL RIGHTS IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY: A PANEL DISCUSSION FROM THE PAST

Online Event, Streaming on the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook and YouTube pages, 10 a.m.

To commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., join us for this program from the past as it streams on the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s social media pages. In 2019, the museum hosted an engaging panel discussion with Candy Foster, Izona Burgess, and Stan West. During the program, these prominent African-American community members discussed their experiences and memories from the year 1968, a flashpoint in the fight for civil rights in both Champaign County and throughout the United States. With the assassination of many leaders of the movement taking place in the 1960s, including Martin Luther King Jr. in April of 1968, the year was absolutely crucial in the fight for equality at home and around the nation. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.


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